Sam Hartson Reveals St Peter’s Fiesta Trailer II

Sam Writes-

Hey Joe,

Just starting to about to begin edits on the first cut, I thought I would take a quick break and cut together a trailer. Did it quick, played with the title at the end, some color grading, AND posted it in 1080i… very cool, haha.

Anyway, now that everything is uploaded, I’ll have a lot of bits and clips coming up that I can play with and send over to you that you can post

I’m working on getting Sam a ginormous screening of the finished movie once it’s finished.

Sam and his crew are going to be huge one day, mark my words.  His main on air reporter Seth is smart years beyond his age.  Looking forward to more from the boys!

Clay Kallman Represents

Much like Our own Paul Morrison’s kayak and the Dories You see Around Town Sporting the GMG Sticka- yet another oar powered vehicle represents!

This time it goes on Clay Kallman’s kayak. you can read about Clay’s adventures in Gloucester here

Look for my interview with Clay tomorrow in which he talks about what makes Gloucester special compared to all the other places he’s visited on his journey up the coast.


Scarlet To Play Harbor Loop Concert tomorrow night ~ Friday 8-06-2010



Tomorrow · 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location Harbor Loop Concert Series

Created By

More Info RAIN DATE – Scarlett Invites you to Harbor Loop FRIDAY Aug. 6th to Harbor Loop Outdoor All Ages Concert – Special Guests Appearing
See you at the gig- Theresa, Frank, Johnny & Rick

Entertainment from The Topside Grill

Ace of Base live at The Topside!

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to give you a heads up about the entertainment this weekend. Also, some great food on the menu for tonight and tomorrow. The ever delicious Shrimp Vieste (with spinach, feta cheese, tomatoes, and garlic) Also tomorrow, come check out the half chicken or the Rack of baby back ribs (fall off the bone). For the entertainment, two of my favorites playing! Hope to see you there….

Tonight: Steppers Heaven: 8:00 pm
The smooth, sultry and soulful sound of music being played the way it was meant to be. The songs by Steppers Heaven are as cool as the other side of the pillow. The group is made up of Bobby Bishop (vocals/guitar), Terrell ‘Model T’ Brown (vocals/guitar) and their band. Blue Soul Meets Rock and Roll. Delivering a sound that is a mix of The Blues, R&B, Reggae and Rock, Steppers Heaven is music that you will feel. They draw from their wealth of experience to deliver mesmerizing live performances that hold audiences captive. Bobby and Terelle have been noted musicians in Boston for several years, having taken it to a level rarely seen these days…appearing on the radio, on TV, the paper, documentaries, the studio, and of course the stage. Check out more

Tomorrow: Ryan Faraday: 9:00 pm
Ryan puts on the best show I have seen live, and that includes all the huge concerts I’ve been to. At 24 years old, Ryan Fardy has had a fantastic start to his 9-year career.  He has played to crowds all over New England and the United States (Las Vegas, California, Florida…etc), and even Canada.  He has opened for the legendary Chaka Khan, Leon Russell, Edgar Winter, Mountain, Snoop Dogg, Rick Derringer, Hoobastank, and more.  He was also the featured cover story for Boston Blues Magazine at the age of 18. With an upbringing on the Boston Area blues scene, Ryan has created his own genre, mixing Blues, Rock, Funk, R&B, Soul, and Pop.  He is striving to make his songwriting ability known even though he still holds the “guitarslinger” tag throughout the Boston area.  His shows combine the inventiveness of Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck, the passion of Eric Clapton, and the on stage intensity of Stevie Ray Vaughan.  Audiences typically find themselves in awe of his command of the guitar and of the stage, and have trouble believing that they are witnessing the talents of someone so young.  However, they don’t have any trouble believing that they are seeing a performer who has a very bright future. Check out more at

PS, no Ace of Base this weekend, but I’m still talking to Debbie Gibson…

Doug Silva
Topside Grill
50 Rogers St.
Gloucester, MA
(978) 281-1399

Donna Ardizzoni Asks For Help For Celebrate Gloucester Event


Garden overlooking Magnolia Harbor

How are you?  Hope you are well.  Could you please put on the blog if
anyone would like to help volunteer for Celebrate Gloucester.  If anyone
wants to volunteer they can call me at 978-526-9222  or email me at
Also I hope to see you soon.
Thanks for all you do.

The Second Annual Essex Youth Triathlon- Saturday, August 7th at Centennial Grove in Essex


Hi, Joe,

If possible, please include this news release in tomorrow or Friday’s GoodMorningGloucester announcements. 

This weekend’s weather forecast looks perfect for both the Essex Youth Triathlon on Saturday and the Gloucester Fisherman Triathlon on Sunday.  How great is that!


Ann White

Clerk, Essex Board of Health


The Essex Board of Health wants to remind everyone that The Second Annual Essex Youth Triathlon is this Saturday, August 7th at Centennial Grove in Essex.  This race is for youth of all abilities ages 5 through 15.  The Essex Youth Triathlon is the perfect opportunity to encourage and to instill the joy of health, the excitement of physical activity and pride of participation.
Registration for this event has been extended.  Participants can still register online at or bring the registration to the BOH office, 30 Martin St, Essex MA through 3:30 pm on Thursday.  Please do not mail your registration at this time, because we may not receive it before the race.  
Participants ages 7-15 have the option of choosing one of 2 swim courses.  Those that choose the deep water swim must be certified and the BOH must receive certification by fax or email prior to the race.  Please see the triathlon link at for additional information on this as well as other important triathlon information.  If you have any questions, please contact the Essex Board of Health at 978 768-7614 or

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins…..WHAT??

You should see the reactions I get……”Yum! These are great muffins! So moist, so delicious….but what are those little green specs? ”

And when I tell them it is zucchini they really don’t know what to say.  It’s either “can I have the recipe?” or “I don’t like zucchini but I like these!”   My Mom’s friend Butch loved these muffins last time I made them but made  a point of telling me that next time I made them to be sure NOT to tell him there was zucchini in them and “ruin” it for him–but to be sure to bring some by.

Make no mistake–these are not “health food” muffins–they have their share of sugar, chocolate and white flour but if you are looking for a treat with a full four cups of zucchini in them this is the way to go.  I was thinking some walnuts would be delicious too but I have a lot of “no nuts” people in my life so I went with extra chocolate bits.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup cocoa powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups light brown sugar

1/2 cup melted butter

1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil

3 large eggs, at room temperature

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

4 cups grated zucchini

1/2 cup milk

1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 24 muffins tin cups with paper liners and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together granulated sugar, brown sugar, melted butter and canola oil until well mixed.  Add eggs, one at a time until combined.  Stir in vanilla and grated zucchini and mix well.

Mixing by hand, add the flour mixture and milk alternately in two batches and stir until nearly combined with a few flour streaks visible.  Add all but 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips and finish stirring until just combined.

Scoop in to prepared cups (I used a large ice cream scoop) and fill cups almost to the top.  Sprinkle a few of the remaining chocolate chips on top of the batter.

Bake for 18-24 minutes until just cooked through, rotating the baking pans half way through the cooking time if your oven heats unevenly like mine does.   Insert a toothpick into the center of one of the middle muffins and if it comes out nearly clean they are done.  Do not over bake.

Allow to cool completely in the pan.   The strange white looking things in my muffins are store brand chocolate chips that turned light in color when I baked them–I will NOT be buying those again.

If you want to call these cupcakes, make a nice chocolate buttercream and frost them or just pipe a large swirl of icing right on the top.  Makes 24 muffins.

As always, if you have any questions please feel free to ask and if you make this recipe let me know what you think.  Thanks!

Annisquam Village Players presents the musical ANNIE


What :   Annisquam Village Players presents the musical ANNIE
When :  August 10 through August 15, 2010
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday performances at 7:30pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday performances at 8:00pm
Where :  Annisquam Village Hall
34 Leonard Street, off of Route 127 North
Annisquam, MA 01930
Ticket prices :  $15 General Admission
$30 Reserved Seating, ordered only online at

General Admission tickets can be purchased at :
The Bookstore of Gloucester, 61 Main Street, Gloucester MA    978-281-1548
The Annisquam Exchange, 38 Leonard Street, Annisquam MA    978-281-0358
Lula’s Pantry, 79 Main Street, Rockport  978-546-0010
Sea Fair in Annisquam Village only on Saturday July 31st
and online at

The Annisquam Village Hall is air-conditioned and handicap accessible.
Refreshments available at intermission.

Look what’s happening at The Rhumb Line.

Thursday – 9:00 – 12:00 ~ Dave Sags Blues party

Let’s see what Mr Dave Sags has to say about tonight,

Sorry I’m so late, but I’ve been busy harvesting potatoes in Maine all week. Now I gotta work off all that moose fat. So, to help me work it on out, jump up and spin around, I have to get the best. And so I do; in the form of Mario Perrett; cutie-pie saxist and world class vogelizer.
He’s been busy, too, as he just got back from supervising next October’s issue of Playboy Magazine’s photo shoot of “the Girls of Aroostock County”, a smashing success. Now he’s back home ready to tear it up and shake you to your very core.
Pushing the beat from behind will be Roger Brocklebank, Madhouse timebomb, on drumms, and possibly vocals, if he’s not feelin’ too shy, and, of course, Greg “Whammy Bar” T. on catarrh, as well as myself, on base. We’re gonna tear it up!

NEXT THURSDAY: Willie “Loco” Alexander and the boys from Brazil! Featuring Billy Loosigian and Stevie “ha-ha” Chaggaris. Get there early: free cold compresses to the first 50 victims.

Friday 9:00 to 12:30 ~ Bingo Fridays

Cape Ann’s hottest rock band’ve seen them at Harbor Loop and in the horrible’s parade on The Rhumb line’s float

Bingo Fridays is breaking the mold of the traditional rock power trio by utilizing influences that vary from rock, blues, funk, jazz and reggae and combining them into an entirely unique sound. Well structured improvised passages and intricate, dance-able rhythms make performances consistently exciting.

Based out of the Greater Boston Area, Bingo Fridays features:

Jake Pardee- Guitar/ Lead Vocals

Pete Iannitto- Bass/ Backing Vocals

Aaron Zaroulis-Drums

Saturday- 9:00 to 12:30 ~ Local 28 -Dance, Dance, Dance

Local 28 hails from the north shore of Massachusetts and has been entertaining audiences since 2006 with their high-energy shows.  In the spirit of song-based improvisation, whether it’s traditional roots, searing rock ‘n’ roll, psychedelic blues, galloping country or rhythmic reggae, LOCAL 28 plays inspired versions of songs by a wide range of artists including The Grateful Dead, Dire Straits, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, The Band, Bob Marley, and many more.

Pete Schibli – vocals, guitar

Dudley Nostrand – vocal, guitar

Tim Brunelle – bass, vocals

Chris Perkin – keyboards

John Fogarty – drums

Sunday 8:00 to 11:00ish ~ Chelsea Berry

Our Alaskan songbird comes from her recent show at The House of Blues …a night of acoustic folk and rock

Chelsea Berry is a singer songwriter from the town of Chugiak, Alaska. She has lived and performed around her beautiful home state as well as in Chicago, Nashville, Boston, and, most recently, Cape Ann, MA. She has just finished a new original album which was released at the House of Blues in Boston on the 26th of June. Chelsea’s music is deep, earthy, and refreshing.. Her vocals are smooth and her lyrics poetic and identifiable to any listener. Her music falls somewhere between Sheryl Crow and Joni Mitchell.. With a little Alaskan edge.

Photo by Louise

The News From Rocky Neck

On the Neck

Resident Artist/Teacher Ilana Manolson Workshops

Ilanna Manolsen

Distinguished Artist/Teacher in Residence, Ilana Manolson will be in residence on Rocky Neck for one week during August 9-13th and during that time will teach small groups and meet with individual artists to discuss their work.

The Monoprinting workshop is filled but there may be spaces available in the painting workshop and critique.Sign up for a one-on-one critique of your work either at your studio (if it is on Rocky Neck or very nearby) or you can bring some work to the Residency Studio. Time to be arranged.

There is also a free painting demonstration at the Residency Studio (51A Rocky Neck Avenue) from 1-2pm on Wednesday, August 11th. The plein air painting class follows from 2-5pm at the public landing under the trees on Wonson Street. Spaces may still be available in this class.

For more information see

To sign up for a class or critique, e-mail Ruth Mordecai at

Beaux Arts Auction Preview Art Show

Rocky Neck Gallery, Ann Fisk Room, August 6 – 11

THURSDAY, August 5: Nights on the Neck, 5:30 to 9pm

Catherine Strisik

Performers and entertainers include:

  • Three Sheets to the Wind, a group of local musicians and Schooner Adventure crew members, are preserving the history of maritime work songs (chanteys) and forebitter songs.
  • Carol St. John will explain how graphology (the study of handwriting) works, talk about appropriate uses, and call for participants to contribute handwritings to demonstrate its validity for a fun, friendly, positive event. 
  • Rick Drost began singing with a Kingston Trio-style group in high school, continued in a small folk group in college, then a glee club, and an opera chorus. He started writing and singing around coffeehouses in DC and New England in the ‘70s, finally settling in Cambridge, MA, where he was a member of the folk-rock group Parts and Labor. He performs at least once a week, wherever he goes.
  • Catherine Strisik, daughter of well-known Rockport artist Paul Stisik, has been active in the writing community of Taos, New Mexico, for over 26 years. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including The Cafe Review, The Comstock Review, Peregrine, Northwest Review, War, Literature and the Arts, and others. Her new book, Thousand-Cricket Song, from which she will be reading, is receiving much acclaim. This book of poetry gives a glimpse, through Strisik’s eyes, into Cambodian life 25 years after the Khmer Rouge slaughter of 1.7 million Cambodians through execution, disease and starvation. "Here is a perfect, clean and delicate (powerful and often terrifying) work of art," said John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War.
  • Laura Dow / Zumba. Working out can be healthy, rewarding, and beneficial; it can be lots of things, but it’s never been known to be an exhilarating experience… until Zumba! The Zumba program fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a fitness program that will blow you away. Laura will present three Zumba rhythms ~ Salsa, Tango, and Flamenco~ to give you a taste of the program that’s taking the world by storm.

Dudes and Divas

I S L A beach house


Fabulous, Fun, Chic
seaside apparel & accessories
20-50% off
begins Thursday August 5th
shop early…while supplies last!
this Thursday night from 6-9 pm!

Beachy Tanks
50% off

Straw Totes & Cotton Beach Cloths

hand made in Tunisia
assorted colors
20% off

Jewelry and Scarves
includes LOVE SHOP silk scarves, cashmere & more
20% off

I S L A beach house
77 Rocky Neck Avenue ( on the MADFISH wharf)
Gloucester, MA 01930

Weiler Photo Gallery : A Paris Portfolio

Paris Portfolio
The Weiler Photo Gallery Exhibiting “A Paris Portfolio” through August.

Please visit us on weekends or by appointment or check out “A Paris Portfolio” on our website.

77 Rocky Neck Ave, "Madfish Alley", Gloucester 978-281-6443

SEPT 3-6: Four Friends Art Exhibit at Kismet Wharf

Barbara Dugan, Joan Frank, Barbara McLaughlin and Marie Sweeney will exhibit their paintings from September 3 to 6 at Kismet Wharf, 51A Rocky Neck Ave.

Reception: Friday, Sept 3, 5:30-8pm


Beaux Arts Ball Silent Auction Donations

Deadline for drop-off of non-art donations, August 7

The Silent Auction, in conjunction with the annual Beaux Arts Ball, will be held on Thursday, August 12 at The Studio Restaurant on Rocky Neck.

To donate any Auction Item other than original artwork, Download the Auction Donation Form. fill it out and drop off along with your auction item at the Accommodations on Rocky Neck office.

We thank you for your support in this endeavor. The silent auction is the single biggest fundraiser for the RNAC and we greatly appreciate your time and effort to make it possible.

Rocky Neck Art Colony General Meeting, Tuesday, August 10, 6:30 pm

The next general meeting of the Rocky Neck Art Colony will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday, August 10 in the Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave. All members are encouraged to attend. Agenda:

  • Approval of Minutes of July 2010 general meeting
  • Marketing Report (Judy)
  • Finance Report (Mona, Sharon)
  • Nights on the Neck (Amanda)
  • Beaux Arts Ball (Sigrid)
  • Rocky Neck Gallery (Judy)
  • Residency Program (Ruth)
  • Members Juried Show (Marie)
  • Grants (Mary/Karen)
  • Board Development (Karen)
  • Nominations for Officers (as of July 30):
                            President:                  Karen Ristuben
                            Treasurer:                   Mona Faherty
                            Secretary:                  Ann McKay
                            Marketing Director:  Barbara McLaughlin
                            Development Director:
                            Activities Director:
                            Artistic Director:
  • Other business

Rocky Neck Art Colony Member’s Show, October 2 to 16

The Rocky Neck Art Colony will hold a Fall Member’s Show that will be on exhibit from October 2 to 16 at the Rocky Neck Gallery. All Rocky Neck Art Colony Members are encouraged to submit one or two pieces of their BEST WORK. There is no submission fee.

Rules for submission:
  • Media accepted includes painting (acrylic, oils, watercolor), mixed media and assemblage, photography, sculpture (including ceramic sculpture), printmaking, drawing.
  • Members can submit one large piece up to 40" wide (and 54" high). or two smaller pieces that together are not wider than 40".
  • If more pieces are submitted than will fit in the Rocky Neck Gallery, then an outside juror will help decide which pieces will hang together to create a unified show
  • Drop off date and times: Thursday, Sept. 30 from 6 pm to 8pm and Friday, October 1 from 10am to Noon.
  • All 2D work must be professionally framed, wired and ready to hang.
  • All people submitting work are required to gallery sit one time for 1 to 2 hours during the show.
  • Work may be for sale (but it is not required). If anything sells, the Art Colony will keep 25% commission.

For more information contact Marie Sweeney, ( or Judy Robinson-Cox (


NSAA Auction

RNAC Jeweler, Rachel Somers, exhibiting with Harpy Fashion

Harpy Fashion

Judythe Meagher, Solo Show at NSAA, AUG 16-31

Judythe Meagher

Judythe Evans Meagher is having a Solo Show at the Gordon Grant Room of the North Shore Arts Association from August 16 – 31, with a reception on Friday, August 20th from 5 -8 pm.

THUR, August 12, Ruth Mordecai in Rewind, The Former Fort Point Artists Show

Ruth Mordecai
Between Painting and Sculpture, 2010 oil and collage on gessoed paper 60" x 40" by Ruth Mordecai

Ruth Mordecai’s work will be part of a group show to celebrate those who once had studios in the Fort Point district of Boston, MA. "Rewind, The Former Fort Point Artists Show" opening reception 7:00 pm on August 12th, 2010 at 12 Farnsworth* Street, Fort Point, Boston.
The exhibition includes Harriet Casdin-Silver, Christopher Sprout, Roger Kizik, Deborah Davidson, among others. The show continues through September 17th.
*Farnsworth Street runs off of Congress Street one block from the Children’s Museum.

Opportunities / Classes

Tuesday Watercolor Classes by Ed Touchette

Ed Touchette

Watercolor painting classes by Ed Touchette, 4 hour sessions (9am to 1pm)

Tuesdays, August 7, 14

For ages 16 or older. Classes limited to 6 students. Instructions at your level. Reservations are required.

Cost: $75 per session

North Shore Arts Association

North Shore Arts Summer Workshops

Lynda Goldberg – August 5, 6 – “Creating Monotypes with an Etching Press” Explore the process of creating monotype (one-of-a-kind) prints on paper. Students will learn general printmaking techniques using an etching press. Incorporating the elements and principles of design students will create prints using natural and man made objects. Students will explore different ways of creating texture and depth on an inked surface. Using the plates created and pulled, students will have the original print, a “ghosted” print, and a third print utilizing what is left on the plate. The possibilities are endless! Limit 6.

Member $150 Non-Member $170

Lynn Loscutoff – August 7, 8, 9 – “Watercolor on Yupo” This workshop is geared towards intermediate and experienced painters or the beginner who likes a challenge. Students will be working on “YUPO” paper, a synthetic coated paper which works in a very organic way. Paint moves and blends and leads to an even greater creative experiences.

Member $225 Non-Member $255

Frank Federico – August 7, 8, 9 – “The Painterly Pastel”  *9:00am-3:00pm Award winning artist, Frank Federico, is holding a three-day plein air pastel workshop. During this workshop, Federico will show students how he focuses on the essence of a landscape or figure, while applying emotional and aesthetically crafted content in the pastel medium. Limit 18.

Member $225 Non-Member $255

All workshops will meet on site at NSAA from 10:00am to 4:00pm unless otherwise noted.

Please register early to insure yourself a place in any of the workshops.  Participants may register and pay online via PayPal by clicking on the ‘Add to Cart’ buttons below each workshop listing or print out a WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM and mail it with a check to:
North Shore Arts Association, 11 Pirates Lane, Gloucester, MA  01930


Whooos Down There? by Richard Seeley

Richard Seeley received the Peoples Choice award from the Rockport Art Association, Second Summer Show for his photograph: “Whoooo’s Down There?”

Michigan Family travels to eat at the Causeway Restaurant

Lots of People from Michigan come visit Gloucester, must be the thrill of the tides.
Young couple from Michigan
Michigan Family – Causeway Restaurant

  Enjoy the video


Link to  Causeway Restaurant  Menu

Gloucester Hostage Situation

Let’s just hope no one gets hurt

The Kidnapper’s Demands Are Simple-

5 Dozen Cases  Unmarked Cases of Kelp Krunch Dropped Off At Captain Joe And Sons.

I’ve been assured that if Paulie meets the kidnapper’s demands that the Art Rock will be replaced for the folks to search for it this afternoon at the Farmer’s Market.

6:30AM and The Sidewalk Bazaar Is Taking Shape Pics From Ed Collard

Here is Christopher From Life Is Good, Vickie Van Ness and her mom along with Bob Hastings prepping the street for the three day extravaganza!



Tim Burton and The Kettle Corn Guy Setting Up!




This weekend is going to be absolutely retarded jam packed-

Today The Sidewalk Bazaar Begins

Farmers Market This afternoon

Tonight- Nights on the Neck -Rocky Neck

Friday and Saturday More Sidewalk Bazaar

Friday Night Art Haven 2 Year Celebration at Art Haven

Sunday- Gloucester Triathlon

Sunday Block Party Starting at 1:30PM

I’m sure I’m missing a ton but really now is there another community around having this much insanely fun things to do this weekend?

Right Here!  Right Now! This Is The Place To Be!

You’re Invited! Art Haven Is Celebrating Two Years Open Friday Night

Director Dawn Gadow talks about all the happenings at Art Haven and especially Friday Night’s two year celebration!

Come Down To Art Haven Friday Night For The Open House Celebration And Feel The Positive Energy The Place Is Bursting With!